BOWEN is proud to be a part of Career Boost 2017, a day-long event designed to teach Calgarians what skills they need to land good jobs. Our own Benjamin Kemp, VP Corporate Development, is hosting two afternoon panels at the event on adaptability and transferability of skills in the workplace.  

Media Release, on behalf of Bow Valley College

May 2, 2017, CALGARY – Bow Valley College Career Connection will be assisting Calgarians in search of their next career opportunities at a day-long event called Career Boost 2017. The event will be held on north campus, May 4, 2017.

Participants will further their chances of landing a good job by exploring how their transferrable skills can serve them in Calgary’s changing economy.

The interactive and informative event is designed to teach hundreds of expected job seekers about business trends, various corporate cultures and the transferrable skills necessary to succeed
in different sectors.

“This is not a career fair. We want to empower these job seekers with the knowledge they need to better market their broad range of skills to different sectors, and improve their employability prospects in the process,” said Tamara McCormick, business leader at Career Connection.

This day-long event is a chance for Calgarians to seek information and ask questions by visiting the exhibitors’ fair and attending panel discussions centered on different segments of our local economy. The event is made possible through funding by The Government of Alberta, Ministry of Community and Social Services.


Editor’s notes

Event: Career Boost 2017
Date: Thursday, May 4, 2017
Time: 9:00 am – 3:30 pm
Located at: Bow Valley College, Second Floor Atrium, North Campus, 345 6 Ave S.E.
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Notable speakers:
Ify Chiwetelu, Co-Host CBC Radio show Now or Never
Shelley Zucht-Shorter, Vice President In-destination & Event Services, Tourism Calgary
Cheryl Goldsmith, Business Partner Talent Acquisition, City of Calgary
Jeanette Sutherland – Manager Workforce & Productivity, Calgary Economic Development